Fess up, has your favorite sports team’s mediocrity ever tested your loyalty? Mine has!
From the ’40s to the ’60s, from the Arizona Cardinals (1947) and Cleveland Indians (1948), the Detroit Lions (1957) and Atlanta Hawks (1958), to the Buffalo Bills (1965), Toronto Maple Leafs (1967), New York Jets and San Diego Padres (1969), it’s been a long, parched drought for fans of these North American sports teams.
Musicians will not be denied as they’ve been creating during the pandemic and the results are bearing fruit now in many tasty waves — here’s a random sampling.
I ran across a young musician, Nick Sadler, with his mask on, and happily grinding on a skateboard on the street. Before the pandemic, he and his musical partner Ben Braden — part of the duo Strange Hotels that was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2018 — were performing every Tuesday at Good Times at Davey Waynes in Hollywood. Previously, back in Portland, they used to appear regularly at the Crystal Ballroom…
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